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William Sanderson

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Death:poss. Groton?
Sex:M
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Sarah (Wife)
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Marriage: 18 DEC 1666 in Watertown, Massachusetts
Children: 
  1. DescendantsSarah Sanderson b. 17 Mar 1668/69 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
 
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Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston

120 WILLIAM SANDERSON (lineage not ascertained, perhaps a son of Robert),
m., in Wat., Dec. 18, 1666, SARAH (???). After the birth of all his children,
except Hannah, in Watertown, he probably moved to Groton. William Sanderson
took the oath of fidelity, 1652.


121 1. JOHN, b. Oct. 13, 1667.
122 2. SARAH, b. Mar. 17, 1668-9; bap. Nov. 28, 1686; m., in Woburn, Feb. 4, 1695-6,
ANDREW WHITE. [White, 5.]
123 3. WILLIAM, b. Sept. 6, 1670; m. (1st), ABIGAIL TRAINE. [Traine, 11.] He m.
(2d) May 14, 1704, ANNA SHATTUCK. [Shattuck, 19.] After the birth of his 2d
child, he moved from Wat. to Sud.
136 4. MARY, b. Nov. 30, 1671.
5. HANNAH, b. in Groton, May 3, 1674. [Butler.]
138 6. LYDIA, b. in Wat., Ap. 21, 1679.
139 7. JOSEPH, b. Aug. 28, 1680; m., July 30, 1714, SARAH PAGE [16], in Groton, where
he settled. His estate was admin. 1736, by his wid. Sarah. Chil.,
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There is a great deal of mixup between Sanders, Sandors, Sanderson. Need much more research. Watertown records show Willyam Sandors & Sary-----ware marryed 18---10 mo (1666), pg 28
Pg. 29 lists a John Sandors, son of Willyam & Sary Sandors Borne the 13 day of october (1666)

Pg. 30 lists a Sary Sandorfon: daughter of willyam & Sary Sanderfon borne the 17 of March (1668)

Torrey says:

Pg, 652, Sanders, William & Sarah ? ; 15 /dec, 1660; Watertown.
Pg. 649 Sanderson, William & Sarah ?; 18 Dec. 1666; Watertown/Groton

Moved to Groton?
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sz:
Several people have William as a son of Robert Sanderson/Saunderson, the goldsmith. I have not seen any real evidence of this, and based on Robert Saunderson's will (NEHGR 52:23), I don't think that he was a son, but perhaps a nephew or other relation?

In his will dated July 18, 1693, Robert left 5 pounds to Joseph, son of Wm. Saunderson, but in his other bequests, he specifically refers to the relationship as grandson or granddaughter, which makes me doubt that Joseph is Robert's grandson. Robert does mention his "Brother Edward" - but according to NEHGR "Edward Sanderson of Watertown, Mass" (NEHGR 127: 181-2), Edward Sanderson of Watertown had died by May 1680.

Also interesting that Robert Saunderson's widow Elizabeth makes a bequest in her will (NEHGR 52:23-24) dated 15 Sept 1694, to "Mary daughter of Wm Sanderson 20 shillings; to her sister Lydia 40 shillings"

There are references in history of Hampton, NH, of a William Sanderson - could this be another brother to Robert who died early, and left a son William Sanderson who then located to Watertown with the others?

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The Grantees and Settlement of Hampton, N. H.
By Victor Channing Sanborn -- Kenelworth, Ill.
Essex Institute Historical Collections,
53 - (1917), Pgs. 228-249

15. WILLIAM SANDERS [Willi: Sanders]. No trace of this man is to be found on Newbury or Hampton records, and I think the name a mere scrivener’s error. He has been presumed to be the same William Sanders as the carpenter who, in 1636, contracted to serve Bellingham and Gibbons for three years, but I find no affirmative evidence that this man had any connection with Hampton. A John Saunders from Ipswich was admitted an inhabitant at Hampton in December, 1639.80 He was fined in 1643 for "mutines and offensive speeches ", and was enjoined to confess his fault at Hampton.8l This same year (part of his fine being abated on his petition) he removed to Wells, and died at Cape Porpoise in 1670.82 Another John Sanders came on the Confidence in 1638 from Landford in Wilts,83 and settled in Newbury, soon removing to Salisbury. He married Hester, daughter of the first John Rolfe, returned to Newbury and sometime after 1654 went back to England. In 1674 his letter of attorney to Richard Dole authorized the latter to recover "lands in Salisbury received from their father Rolfe".84 At this time he was living in Weeke [Wick], in the parish of Downton. No record exists to show that this man had any connection with Hampton. Another early Hampton settler of similar name was Robert Saunderson, the goldsmith, whose child was baptized in Hampton by Bachiler in 1639. Coming from Watertown, Saunderson lived in Hampton some years, but returned to Watertown, and thence removed to Boston, where he was a partner of John Hull, the mint-master.85
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Series 2, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial


SANDERSON Robert Sanderson and
wife Lydia were among
the first settlers of Hampton,
New Hampshire. He came from Norfolk.
England, in the year 1637, and in 1638 went
to Hampton. Soon after the birth of their
daughter Mary, he moved to Watertown,
Massachusetts, of which he was a proprietor
in 1642. He had a brother, Edward Sanderson,
who also settled in Watertown and married
Mary Eggleston. The name is often spelled
Sanders and Saunders in the early records.
Robert Sanderson married (second) in Watertown,
1642, Mary Cross, widow of John Cross.
He remained in Watertown until about 1653,
when he removed to Boston and was deacon of
the church there. He sold his house and ten
acres of land in Hampton, July 20, 1650, to
Richard Swaine. He was then of Watertown
and October 17, 1653, he bought land of William
Godfrey. He was a goldsmith and silversmith

by trade. John Hull, a selectman and
many years town treasurer of Boston, the first
mint-master of New England, and the coiner
of the pine-tree shillings, in his diary under
date of 1652-53, relates how he was chosen to
make coins, and adds: "I chose my friend
Robert Sanderson to be my partner, to which
the court consented." On September 1, 1652,
he adds: "My boy, John Sanderson, complained
of his head aching, and took his bed;
a strong fever set in and after 17 days sore
sickness, he departed this life." Under date
of November 8, 1658, he says: "the Lord
exercised with sickness my partner Robert
Sanderson, and his son Joseph, but yet was
pleased to recover them both. Joseph kept
the house about a month, and my partner 18
days." Robert Sanderson married (third)
Elizabeth (???), whom he mentions in his
will, which was proved October 20, 1693. She
died October 15, 1695, aged seventy-eight
years, leaving a will. He bequeathed to his
wife Elizabeth; son, Robert Sanderson; and
daughter, Anne West; grandchildren, Robert
Darby, Mary Caswell, Joseph Jones; children
of Robert and Anna and of James Penniman;
great-granddaughter, Abia Beard; son-in-law,
Richard West: brother, Edward Sanderson;
Joseph, son of William Sanderson; refers to
house and land at Watertown, had by former
wife; mentions kinsman, William Shattuck, of
Watertown. When the second daughter of
Robert Sanderson was married, he gave her
as her marriage portion as much silver as
would balance her weight. He died October
7, 1693. Child by first wife: Mary, baptized
at Hampton, October 29, 1639. Children by
second wife: William, mentioned below;
Joseph, born January 1, 1645; Benjamin, baptized
July 29, 1649; Sarah, baptized January
18, 1651; Robert, baptized October 22, 1652;
John, died September 18, 1658.

(II) William Sanderson, son of Robert
Sanderson, was born at Hampton, New Hampshire,
in 1643. He took the oath of fidelity.
All his children except Hannah were born in
Watertown, and he then removed to Groton.
Massachusetts, but on account of trouble with
the Indians returned to Watertown. He married,
in Watertown, December 18, 1666, Sarah
(???). Children: John, born October 13, 0


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Sources 
  1. Title: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston
    Author: Henry Bond
    Publication: Boston. 1855
    Media: Book
    Page: 419
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